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The Weis eh signal.
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rmmsiiAV. de< ember ?<>. 1001
organs are dancing
reply to
Their exliuber
ance ec» ms founded on a mighty
email chance for political benefits.
What if Andrews' letter wete written
by republican politicians and put
forth as a republican political docu
mtntin disguise— say. for instance, it
was composed b\ one J.J Rodgers 01
sömebody like that. Would the cat he
«tut of tlie bag? Any element An
drews might control can he only that
element which acted as a republican
adjunct last year and tf held together
until campaign time it will fuse with
the fusion-halers—the republicans
(that is, we mean they hate fusion in
Idaho—mental reservations for New
about and waving the letter of
ulist cliaiiman Audrews in
the Heitfelt letter.
While the happy era of restored
"confidence" continues to envelope
us, and lias done so since I he defeat
of Bix million "repudiators" a little
over five j ears ago, tlie miser}- spots
of the gnld«etandard are not healing
very fast under any conditions of
climate. This little Christmas carol
comes under the
older with the disease than our own
sea from a land
lately inoculated country:
This is a gloomy Christmas in Ger
Half a million persons
employed and the consequent wretched
ness darkens the holida\s.
tire un
beveral new
charitable societies have been organized
in Berlin and three or four times
than the usual holiday ooutribntions
the poor have been distributed, yet the
distress seems scarcely diminished. The
• .provincial government, of Wj esbaden lias
determined to distribute relief from the
- provincial treasury. An amelioration of
: Athis situation on which both trades
»and emploi ers have agreed, is the dis
missal of foreign laborers. {The govern
ment approves of their dismissal, and of
giving preference to Germans.
How the politicians do hanker to con
trol the press! Still the montent the\
. get hold of the pnper'iis influence is des
troyedl The ' power of the press" s l,p,
from them, though tliev mm go deep In
ilie- 11 - hai-'ls for i ,„,1,1 i,. ,
ÄÄ tiroir p«»pfrtä. ?
« 1 ... nrpcB ti... ' '
is « nower in tin land -n <V7hi • *' 1 S !
Must iv feme t 1,01 „tv tv P owt ' r ,s
Hans buL hv l ohlu- rdo. Hr/
- : . f luieh rers o! m
, «•; . 11 . ' ' , "cws
Ï 7-, ' , S ! ^ r| ! " mlluence; one that
is dishonest. Ihm is it mere incident <>l
tiie poiuiiii fou tines ol discredited
politicians, has no character, wellds no
influence. J he only benefit newspaper
m such people
This from the Portland Oregonian
is trenchant and true;
ownetship can confer
is tin* pow*?r to conceal from t he public
matters that the owners do not
have the public know.
care to
But the public
knows this, and therefore is distrustful.
Newspaper ownership by self-seeking
politicians in the state of Washington
will fall a long way short of control of
the public sentiment of the
The Oregonian's analysis is not
complete, hut the subject is further
elaborated b} the Spokesman-Review
as follows;
The self-seeking politicians who have
gained control of a number of the leading
daily papers of western Washington have
not gained the ownership. They are but
the cringing creatures of gigantic trusts
and big transporlalional system having
selfish designs on the stale's commerce
and industry. The real owners have
bought these papers in expectation that
through their influence; and the willing
manipulation of the tricky politicians
they have also purchased, they will con
trol the state legislature and select United
Btales senators and representatives who
will do their bidding in the broader realm
of national legislation
But they will not succeed, or if they
do succeed, -their influence will be short
lived. An independent press the people
will have. A sheet that becomes the
mere attorney of designing interests not
only will lose its influence with the
ple, buL will exert a contrary influence.
Those measures by it put forward will
be marked lor defeat.
An Evangelist's Story
"I suffered for years with a bron
chial or lung troublf and tried var
ious remedies but did not obtain per
manent relief until 1 commenced us
ing One Minute Cough Cure," writes
Rev James Kirkman, evangelist of
Belle River, 111.
tion in recommending it to all suf
ferers from maladies of this kind."
One Minute Cough Cure affords im
mediate relief for coughs, colds and
all kinds of throat and lung troubles.
For croup it is unequalled. Absolute
ly safe. Very pleasant to take, never
fails and is really a favorite with the
Drug Co.
Candy—a good mixture—at 10c
per pound. Also higher grades at
cat prices, at Caplan's.
*'l have no hestia
Tbey like it.—D avis
A Story of Country Life at Yuletide by
Eliza Archard Conner.
had six brothers and sisters, all like lier
[Copyright, 1901, by Eliza Archard Conner.]
She was only sixteen, pretty
Martin, with round, soft cheeks the color
of apple blossom buds and eyes as blue as
the skies of 1er own native Canada. She
solf born in the beautilul country.
lier father was a tenant farmer in a
with so
many children had made her very useful
about a house; patient, too, and she was
naturally sweet tempered, so people were
glad to have her with them,
they liked to see her in their houses be
cause she was so pretty.
The Martins' nearest neighbor was
three miles away. U his was not because
neighbors were so few, but because Mr.
Martin's employer, Thomas Valentine,
owned all the land between his own
new settlement in western Canada. Pret
ty Polly milked the cows, fed the pigs
and chickens and helped her mother with
the children. When she could get cm
ploy in pi» 1 uwny from homo, she wont out
to service. Being brought up
And then
house and the log cottage where the Mar
tins lived. But Polly was not lonely. She
never thought of beiug so. On the contra
ry. she was very happy. Polly loved na
title. If she raised her eyes a moment
from lier "ork and looked toward the
v\est, she saw the grand green forest
Hashing and ringing with the bright
winged, sweet voiced birds that civi(jza
tion had not jet killed out.
If she glanced toward the northern ho
mon. there was the undimmed sky. ra
diant blue, with a marvelous gleam of
silvery brightness in it that stretched
away—away to the north pole itself.
Eastward there was the crystal Pure
brook dancing to the music of its own
everlasting little tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
which not even the ice of winter was able
quite to subdue,
the sweetest music that is or ever was.
and I am not sure she was wrong. To
the south there were the sleek heifers
Polly thought it was
wading and feeding in the clover, the
white conts of the shçep shining out
against the emerald pasture, and beyond,
mile on mile, stretching far ns eye could
see, the great grainfields already chang
ing from green to gold. Pollj-'s heart
leaped with gladness when she looked.
At Christmas time, the year Polly was
sixteen. Mr. Valentine's family sent for
her to come and help them for a week.
Mr. Valentino lived in a handsome house
surrounded bv vineyards and orchards of
apples, peaches,.plums and pears. Near
the mansion was the shining white dairy
house, with the big power churn that
they made the Jersey hull work by walk
ing on a treadmill, to his intense disgust,
which he showed by pawing the ground
and bellowing, with his tail in the air, so
soon as he vas released front the humiii
ating treadmill.
Farmer Valentine reared grand draft
horses large us small elephants and shin
ing Christmas beeves every year for the
market. Two days before Christmas that
- Vf ' ar n,ade llis S!lk ' of beeves
" n<1 K<,t unU8 " u,I J' K""'' Prices tor them,
"."'Y . to ° p !' t * he n ' oue - v ho A 0 *
?'ï v ,■ '"T , , -7\ -a'A 80
) aient,ne brought it home with him, $u00
m Kold and silver, and locked it m a bu
fï' nU Un,WCr - 1,0,,y <lid " 0t knOW '* " as
° n th( ' evonîn ff of the 24th of Decern
her the farmers of th<* county gave their
«»»««• Christmas hall. I, was a gr,,t
evt , nt< bringing together socially friends
widely separated who did not see one an
other often during the rest of the year,
r 0 ll y was wanted to keep the Valentine
- house while the family should he away at
tbo ball. They went early, for there was
j ten mile sleigh ride between them and
the town where the ball wns.
The great
, . , . , , , . , , ,
sleigh, with its lug. handsome horses
pawing the snow and shaking thou- mas
sive necks to make the hells jingle, was
drnwn up before the carnage door of the
farmhouse, and one after another the
family took their places in it. Those fine,
ictelligent horses looked as if they en
joyed the prospect of the sleigh rule as
niueh as any one.
After they had gone Po.ly went around
the house to see that all wns in order for
the night. She peeped into the fruit
house first just to glad her eye with the
eight of the long shelves loaded with red
cheeked apples and with shining green
and yellow pears wrapped in tissue paper
to make them keep till Christmas. She
looked down into the box where lay a
few bunches of late autumn grapes, tho
down still upon their fat, purple cheeks.
They pleased I'ollj-'s artistic eye.
Next Polly fed the pigs and locked the
poultrj- houses. Then she went indoors.
The house was a modern built one, with
large double plate glass windows to keep
the cold out and with a great furnace in
the cellar from which hot air pipes car
ried warmth into all the rooms. Many a
king's palace was less comfortable than
this house. Folly* looked to see that doors
and windows were fastened: then she sat
down in the warm dining room to rend
and knit and think by* turns.
Polly wns not lonely or afraid. The
country neighborhood was considered
quite safe, and, besides, pioneer girls are
not the kind to scream at a mouse. She
remained up till 11 because she did not
like to leave tlie warm fire. Then she felt
sleepy and prepared to go to bed. The
family would not be back till fl o'clock in
the morning. Tho guests at the bqll
danced till midnight; then they had sup
per, then a farewell cotillon. Then for
the Valentines came the ten miles' sleigh
In their home at 11 o'clock Polly, the
cool headed, strong armed border girl,
went down to the cellar to give the fur
nace a last feeding and shake up for the
night and to see that it was not hot
enough to set the house on fire on the one
hand and that it should give out heat
enough on the other hand to make the
rooms warm and cozy for the family_,
when they arrived. Then she went back
to the dining room. To Polly, who lived
in a cabin, hut who nevertheless liked
prettv things ns well ns any one, that
room looked beautiful, with its crimson
painted walls and the handsome silver
ware sparkling upon the sideboard. She
had heard tliut silverware was worth
$400, nnd she eyed it with something like
aw . e ', kat a ' ot ,Ilont *y
Admiring the silverware, Polly did not
notice how time passed till she looked up
with a start nnd saw it was half past 11.
She jumped to her feet, and at that mo
ment exactly she heard the sound of a
sleigh and the horses' hoof beats upon the
snow. What had happened to bring the
Valentines home three hours and a half
sooner than they expected to come?
But, no! Listen! Where were the sleigh
beljji? They did not ring. - They .were
j ni u ftîed—Th u bol fs on tLfs slcfgîu
did it mean? It might mean haem, dan
ger, terror, if the sleigh with the muffled
I beils stopped in front of the farmhouse.
I It did stop.
Poor Polly's breath almost stopped, too,
! a moment later when she heard two men
| approach the door and talk together in a
I low voice. The next moment they ham
i mered on the door tremendously, making
i all the noise they could to scare the girl
I the more, arid one of them ordered her in
i a thundering voice to open the door:
"Open this door, Polly Martin! We
\ know you are in there all alone, and
there's $000 in the house that Valentine
brought home yesterday, and we're going
to have it.
But Polly said never a word, only sat
still, so still she might have been curved
out of stone.
"Open this door!" roared the men again.
But the beating of Polly's heart was the
only sound in answer, and they could not
hear that. Then they pounded harder
than ever and kicked the door and shook
it in a rage,
"if yon opon the door, wo will let
you off alive. If you don't, we'll get in
anyhow, and then wt'll shoot you dead
But it was of brave oak,
ft rung and well seasoned, and would not
yield. The robbers were in a fury. Once J
again they called to her, cursing her hor- J
ribly. They said:
for sure.
Still little Polly would not open.
The noise at the door ceased.
It wns easy ,, n0 ugh to force the shutter,
qq len tIn*ro was a faint grinding sound,
qq,,, burglars were cutting the large, now
fashioned window pane with a diamond.
And yet Pol!;- would not open the door,
it would have been no good to do
so noWi f OI . t |„, vobbers would soon he in
tho mo|n aliyhow . Po n y ou j y 8ut still
and wnited for hpr dooI11 . Her tongue
felt d in her mou th. She felt so cold
her teeth chattered, ami she could not
even hear hor hoart bcat now .
secnled to 'almost stop,
Crash wel , t the outoP pano . The grind
, ng> cutti „ground began on the inner one.
It wns quiek i y i ooso on two sides; only a
matter of five minutes mo'-e for Polly,
and then—
And then, in the very nick of time, in
the last moment, there came a sound of
sleigbbells, merry chiming, sweet and
would the next terror he? Polly soon un
derstood. The robbers went to a window.
for it
sho bad beard tell in her childhood sound
ed in the air above people's heads some
Yes, thank God, it was bells, but
real sleighbells, and very, very near! The
robbers took to their heels and to their
clear, tinkle, tinkle, like the fairy bells
sleigh with the muffled bells and drove off
as fast as they could lash their horses to
But it was not the family returning.
Nobody- came into the house. No sleigh
stopped in front, neither did any more
past with its merry ting-a-ling of music,
though Polly eertainlj' heard the bells a
moment or two longer. Then all quieted
down. But Polly was too shaken up now*
to go to bed at all. She sat there alone.
J frightened and trembling, three hours
longer till the family* came home. IT.
j was only a girl, you know, scarcely more
j than a child.
j But where were the sleighbells that had
saved Pollj-'s life and the Valentines'
property? You would never guess, and it
wns some time before they found out for
otI ' tain - The story is really a wonderful
°T ?P d '-. bo8t of a11 ' it is a , tn,e
; In the harness house n large white oat
, was kept to destroy the rats and mice.
the harness house and
had a warm nod made for her in a barrel
j of hay. That afternoon a careless stable
I man had thrown a set of sleighbells
j across the barrel where pussy's bed was.
The noise the robbers made disturbed
her, and she had jumped out to see what
it meant. In doing so, being a large,
! heavy cat, she shook tho bells and jan
: burglars off.
pled them, and that was what seared the

Polly took a fine, big, honest husband a
j f ew y cars later and is living in a pretty
j ooun t Py borne of her own, with the ra
diunt skies above her, the woods and or
, ehards and green fields around her, the
j vppy scenes to her so well beloved. There
she wi]1 p PO hably live to tell her grand
children how the cat shook the sleigh
bells and saved her life and Farmer Yal
entine's $500 After all, which is the real
heroine of tho story, Polly or pussy?
One question more:
Was it a mere accident that the eat
shook tho bells and made them ring at
the particular moment she did or was it
something else?
M & K. gives special prices on
... , , , ,
LOa ln cor oa( lots.
-;— -
R. Centemeri kid gloves at Sont
j * ' _
ai„v,„.i!„„ ,i.„ _ 11 ni
Alabastine—the great wall finish
at Moyer s.
All kinds of Brushes at Moyer's.
This signature is on every box ot tho genuine
Laxative Bromo=Quinine Tablets
the remedy that cures a cold In one day
Recommendation of a Well Known Chicago
I use and prescribe Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy for almost all
obstinate, constricted coughs, with
direct results.
I prescrtble it to
Am glad to
children pf all ages,
recommend it to all in need ami seek
mg relief from colds and coughs and
bronchial afflictions. It is non-nar
cotic and safe in the hands of the
most unprofessional. A universal
panacea for all mankind. — Mrs.
Mary 11. Melendy,
Chicago, 111.
sale by Churchill Drug Co.
M. D., Ph. D.,
This remedy is for
Money to loan on farms, favorable
terms given.
R. C. McKinney, Weiser.
Educate Your Bowels With Caccareta.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
10c, 25c. If C. O. C. fail, druggists refund money.
Patton s carriage paint at Moyer's.
Special Offer in Holiday Neckwear and
Mufflers at Men's Furnishing Goods Counter
/. (, j A rf. AnA. *■ ,
A.A.A .A..A.
The Superior Tailored Men's, Youths*
and Bovs.

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That we are showing invites tlie closest
scrutiny of those who know
• mj
Really Fins Clothing
when they see it, and though
Thfa prawn« * |ll
' AWfWf W? N.-;v
The II. E. Sommercamp Co.
Leading General Merchants
Drying-preparations simply devel,
i 1 »
u,sos, soothes atal
s such a remedy
- in the head
1 size will he
pose, causing a f.u- no
the ordinary for::: i f ;
inhalants, fua:.*:*
and use that which
heals. Ely's Cream I!
and will cure catari!
■easily and pleasantly
mailed for If) cauls.
50c. size. Ely Brother'
The Balm cur, without pain, docs not
irritate or cause sv.eeIt spreads itself
over an irritated and angry surface, reliev
ing immediately the painful infiammation.
With Ely's Cream Balm you are armed
against Kasai Catarrh and Hay Fever,
in I
Ciwfggiàts sell tli
Varren St.. N.Y.
If you haven't a resrolar, healthy movement of the
bowels every day, you're ill or will be. Keep your
bowels open, and be well. Force, in the shape of vio
lent physic or pill poison, Is dangerous. The smooth
est, easiest, most perfect way of keeping the bowels
clear and clean is to take
Pleasant, Palatal»!«, Potent. Taste Oood. Do Good,
mi. Weaken, or Gripe. 10, 2- r », and 50 cents
Write for free HAinple, and booklet on
jot box.
ie;ilth. Address
If You
want a
New one
Let me give you figures on any
thing from a cottage to a mansion.
Specii^ attention to country work
—houses or barns.
Weiser. Idaho.
. \. Seal's,
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1*0 GET
That's what we are all looking for in these piping times of
prosperity, and "A Wise Woman," or Man, for that
matter, lias slipped a cog who does not wish
to secure the offer ot Jeweler Shield
Çco 1
Pearl Handled Knives and Forks
Valued at $40, or anything in the store—and there's all
kinds of jewelry and handsome articles to select from—of
equal value, given away New Year's. Every dollar pur
chase entitles you to a coupon and the lucky number draws
the prize. Call at SHIELD'S and make a selection.
£ 2 )
Perfection of baking guaranteed.
Hacks and I {uggies.
Oliver Plows.
acter and nood reputation In each state [one in
I this county required) to represent and advertise
j old established wealthy house of solid financial
I standing. Salary 118.00 weekly with expenses
additional, all payable in cash each Wednesday
direct from head offices. Horse and carriage
furnished, when necessary. References. Eu
close self-addressed stamped envelope. Man
aiter, 310 Caxton Building, Chicago,
$15.00 to $18.00 a Week
intelligent man or woman in «ach
salary for
town. Permanent position. 30 cents per hour
for spare time. Manufacturer.Box 1102, Chicago.
An up-to-date paper—The Signa,
iî ATTN V- R ( \ D D i » rpo
11 ^ » > ö oC IvUnluivIO,
City FVmmI Corrftl
„-.odd vrv *
Boards your horse cheaply,
KVedn the hPQt huv «nH crruin
f* ne De St hay and grain,
Looks after your team with care.
Has teams and saddle horses for hire.
Runs a job wagon.
Has Sweetwater coal for sale.
And wants vour patronage
At my old regular price—only
$17.50 pearl handled knives and

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